Leading up to the release of Jersey Gods #3 and the start of Tales from the Great War I got a chance to chat with Mark Waid about the project. The results of our little exchange are now up online at Comic Book Resources. Here's an excerpt:
MW: Am I giving you enough flexibility and freedom with these scripts?
JI: Well, let me see. For the first script, I added a panel to draw out a moment and it seemed to slip past you at the layout, pencil and inking stages. When it came to doing the second script, I was emboldened enough to add a few insert panels here and there. Those seemed to get past you, too! The way I see things going, I pretty much have carte blanche to do whatever I want. Here’s an exclusive scoop: readers can expect to see Pirate Clown Centaurs invade the Jersey Gods Universe by part three! Part four!? The sky’s the limit!
In all seriousness, the scripts have afforded me a lot of room to play. I get the pleasure of imagining and creating a lot of characters to populate this world and within that there is a fair amount of breadth. There are drunken pretty girls, titanic monsters and a host of Kirby-style heroes that I have had the pleasure of bringing to life. That also touches on another great thing about these scripts, their wonderful blend of supercharged action, humor and intergenerational family drama! They are a lot of fun.
And there's lots more where that came from! Go read the entire piece here: